Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is hosting Curve Conference, their first conference showcasing student work, on April 23 and 24.
Originally planned as an on-campus event, the conference will be hosted as a Zoom webinar. It features research, videos, performances, and visual art by students from across Seattle U colleges and majors.
The schedule, with presenters and topics, and the link to free registration are available here.
Our programs are adapting to our current circumstances and moving events online.
Performing Arts and Arts Leadership and Art and Art History are developing online performances and exhibitions for the Spring Quarter and graduating seniors.
The Death Penalty in the Age of Data, Science, and Abolition, webinar, May 22, hosted by the Criminal Justice Department and Criminal Justice Research Center. Featured speakers include Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking; Kirk Bloodsworth, Death Row Exoneree and Executive Director of Witness to Innocence; and Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney. Register here.
Our alumni and faculty are helping their communities and sharing their stories during this challenging time.
Osbaldo Hernandez, BA, Public Affairs ‘12,, and his family own Frelard Tamales, and they are packing free sack lunches for children who are out of school. Read the Seattle Times article.
Meaghen Leferink, MFA '18 is the Executive Director of Seattle Girls Choir, who shared the song “No Time,” which they originally planned to perform at their Cabaret fundraiser in March that was cancelled. Watch the performance.
Brandon Morrison, BA, Theology and Religious Studies, ‘14, is a fitness coach who has turned to baking as the coronavirus has created big professional changes. “I’ve been the bread winner, ironically, for the last two years while my wife has been in nursing school. We depended on that coaching income to make ends meet. It’s really hard to know what life will be like after this but I’d love to be the bread man in this town." Read the interview with him.
ChrisTiana ObeySumner, BA, Psychology with Honors, '13 and MNPL, '16, and a Seattle-based social equity and intersectional disability justice consultant, in The Seattle Times: “Where was this urgency and empathy before? [This experience has shown that] if something is important for [non-disabled people], for their survival, for their protection, they will put that in place.” ChrisTiana is also a Seattle U MPA candidate, set to graduate this year. Read the article.
Dr. Kira Mauseth, Psychology, in The Seattle Times: “People are understandably focused on too much of the big picture. What we are really trying to emphasize is concentric circles of care. Focus on yourself and family, then neighbors, then community. Reach out only in those circles, because that’s what you have the energy and bandwidth for. It allows you to focus on what you can control. Anxiety is the lack of control.” Read the article.
Dr. Aakanksha Sinha, Social Work, is also the co-owner of Spice Waala, on Capitol Hill. Beginning March 30, they began providing 50 free hot meals on Monday and Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Heidi Neff, MNPL, is a youth tutoring program manager for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington and participated in this meal delivery effort.
Benjamin Griffiths, BA Arts Leadership '19, talked about his upcoming retirement and the challenges presented by the cancellation of Pacific NW Ballet's season in an interview with Marcie Sillman on KUOW. Benjamin and his current dance partner, Leta Biasucci (BA '18) earned his degree through , a partnership between Seattle University and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Read/listen here.
The Kinesiology Department created a win-win solution for Sport and Exercise Science students who needed practical experience this quarter. The class requites working with “clients” and, with social distancing, they turned it into virtual personal training. SU faculty and staff had the opportunity to sign up for a free 8-week exercise program, tailored to their personal fitness/health goals.
Frist, we mourn the loss of Taylene Watson who passed away on March 26. She was recognized locally and nationally for her leadership in advancing the social work profession and issues of social justice. Our condolences to her family and friends.
We were very disappointed that we couldn't celebrate with everyone at the 35th Alumni Awards Reception. But we are thrilled to recognize this year's award recipients:
Learn more about the award winners and watch acceptance videos on the Alumni Awards website.
Congrats to Sheena Kapila, Junior, Digital Design, winner of the 2020 Earth Month Logo Competition! Read about her winning entry.
Missed the fun of your March Madness bracket? Seattle University Army ROTC had their own to share Here is their “Seattle U FY20 March Madness Video Submission”
The latest student news from “French in France and Africa,” codirected by Malick Ndiaye, PhD, and Victor Reinking, PhD, the newest iteration of the French in France program can be downloaded here. This is the oldest faculty-led study abroad program at SU (founded in 1972 by professors Paul Milan and Max Marinoni). The vision of FIFM, in harmony with that of Seattle University, is to set the world as a classroom. In this unique program, we explore three very different Francophone cultures- France, Morocco, and Senegal.
Parker Davidson and Mackenzie Palmer participated in an online debate tournament March 28 and 29. Parker advanced to quarterfinals and was the top third speaker at the tournament. Sixteen schools from across the country competed. SU Debate coach Jim Hanson helped with the development of the online platform, created specifically for debate.
The Seattle U Debate Team had a strong showing at University of Puget Sound’s 2020 Mark O. Hatfield/Puget Sound Invitational Debate Tournament, February 29 and March 1. Alyssa Gaston and Ryan Shook and Kelsey Oliver-Connelly and MacKenzie Palmer were finalists in the top four. Speaker awards included MacKenzie Palmer: 8th speaker, Ryan Shook: 5th speaker, Parker Davidson and Alyssa Gaston: tied for 2nd speaker, and Flora Lloyd: 1st speaker.
Kelly Hunt, Communication and Media, '20, and soon-to-be PGA Class A golf professional was featured in New England PGA's April magazine for her new website, Golfhers.net, which she created when she discovered just how large the gender gap is in golf. Read the article.
Ben McCarthy, MFA ’14, is producing OUTStream, an online, on-demand, and livestream film festival featuring queer film, episodic, and short films from all over the world. June 1 through 7, audiences will have the opportunity to view programs from any device as well as participate in interactive online Q&A's and discussions about the state of queer art, film, and media.
Elaine Gunnison, PhD, and Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD. Criminal Justice, are co-editors of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, the official journal of the Western Society of Criminology. Read the April issue.
Beatrice Lawrence, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, was featured in the GeekWire story, “Can you find God in a Zoom call? Communities of faith get religion on tech in COVID-19 crisis.” Read it here.
Quinton Morris, DMA, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership, is the new co-chair of the Seattle Arts Commission, serving with Chair Priya Frank. Morris joined the Seattle Arts Commission in 2017. The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Commission members include artists, arts professionals and other citizens with diverse backgrounds and strong links to Seattle’s arts community. The Seattle Arts Commission supports the City by advocating for arts policy, creating access for equitable participation in the arts, and fostering enriching arts engagement for all residents.
Charles M. Tung, PhD, English, led a discussion in the Mellon Graduate Research Seminar, “Quanta, Psyche, Cell: Epistemologies of Temporality and Presence,” at the Humanities Research Center, Rice University, Houston TX, Feb 28, 2020. His presentation, “Zero Hour: Clocks and the Ongoing Ends of Modernity,” focused on big clocks, clockpunk anachronism, and critiques of settler imaginaries of the end of civilization.
Alex Johnston, PhD, and Kirsten Thompson, PhD, Film Studies, attended the Sundance Film Festival and Windrider Forum, a Christian Social Justice Forum that is an official partner of Sundance. Dr. Thompson is Chair and Panel Proposer, Cleaning out Walt’s Vault: A Closer Look at Disney’s Corporate Practices, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 1-4, 2020 (forthcoming) and will present the paper "There’s Money In That Scholarship: Disney's Appropriation and Monetization of (its) Historiography.”
Paul Kidder, PhD, Philosophy, published What Would Plato Have Thought of Donald Trump? on Post Alley. Read it here.
Mary Robertson, PhD, Sociology, gave the keynote address at the 2020 World Information Architecture Day event in downtown Seattle on February 22.
Susan Meyers, PhD, English, completed a month as an international artist-in-residence at Green Olive Arts in Morocco as part of her sabbatical activities.
Aakanksha Sinha, PhD, Social Work, presented “Human Rights-Based Approaches to Achieving Food Justice” in for the Office of Sponsored Projects’ inaugural Lightening Talk. You can view the presentation here.
Brooke Gialopsos, PhD, Criminal Justice, became a certified trainer for CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) through the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training center. She also co-authored a paper that was recently accepted for publication in the journal Victims and Offenders. The paper is entitled “Are Students Scared or Prepared? Psychological Impacts of a Multi-Option Active Assailant Protocol Compared to Other Crisis/Emergency Preparedness Practices” and is the first assessment of both negative and positive psychological impacts following a multi-option based training for 4th-12 grade students.
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Wednesday, May 12 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, May 13 at 5:00 PM
Friday, May 14 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, June 17 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 8 at 5:00 PM
Thursday, August 19 at 12:00 PM